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Many high school teachers hand out reading lists at the beginning of summer or syllabi at the beginning of the semester that include books your class must read.

But I bet most of these books won't appear on any of those lists!

For various reasons, the following books have been banned at some point for their content.

However, these novels are still essential parts of our culture and literary history that I recommend every teenager read.

1. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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Why was it banned? Considered "anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and just plain filthy"2

"Slaughterhouse-Five" is one of Kurt Vonnegut's most famous and beloved novels.

It's an antiwar novel that jumps around scenes from the life of the book's main character, Billy Pilgrim.

This is a difficult book to summarize quickly, but that really just makes it all the more worth reading!

In an nutshell, the novel deals with shell-shock, prisoners of war, and time travel (but not the way you might expect it).

Buy it here: amazon.com

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

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Why was it banned? Sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and homosexuality2

Many people think that Stephen Chobsky's novel, a book for and about teenagers, is inappropriate for the targeted age group.

For that reason, in addition to its relative newness, this book probably won't appear on many reading lists and was even banned from some schools.

However, this book about outcasts who ban together to help each other through everything from social awkwardness to homophobia to mental illness is an important read for high school students everywhere.

Buy it here: smile.amazon.com

3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

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Why was it banned? Pedophilia and obscenity

Reading this book is a beautiful experience.

Nabokov has a way with words like no other, but pretty words aren't the only reason you should read "Lolita".

This book, despite being a point of controversy ever since it was written in 1955, has become an essential component of western culture in music, film, and literature.

It should also be noted that Nabokov never intended for the book to lead to hypersexualization of young girls, and even considered burning the manuscript in disgust before it was published.2

Let's just say you should know your own maturity before reading this novel.

Buy it here: smile.amazon.com;

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